We need the door latch part for the inside of the driver side door of our TT closed cab. I've checked all the obvious sources and have struck out so far. We have the outside handle, square shaft and escutcheon plate. We also need two inside handles (one for the passenger side too). Any help would be appreciated.
John I'll look in the trailer in the morn, I believe I have it, but not sure firstname.lastname@example.org, I'm out of the inside door handles presently
Thanks John D.
John (P), are you looking for the brass bolt, or striker, or whatever one might choose to call that piece that moves in and out of the latch and catches to hold the door shut? Just wondering if you are yet another with those badly worn, not trying to step in on John(D). Mainly just trying to get an idea if these are worth the time and trouble to reproduce, but as is evident I tend to get too much on my plate Especially as long as the weather stinks and the flu gets me down.
By the way, Lang's and Snyder's carries the inside handles
Yes they carry aluminum handles, w/out the set-screw, the originals are cast w/set-screw
John Pappas- I do not have the latch, I sold it in Indiana bridge tour last fall, I'll look for you at chickasha, sorry
John P, is it the piece I described that you need? If it is, I can take a look over the weekend and see if it will be something that can be made pretty quick if it will help you out.
Yes, the handles they sell are not perfectly original, but (respectfully) since you have a one-ton truck cab on a car chassis (not authentic, but still a great truck) are you that concerned that the door handle is authentic (as long as it looks the part)? I'm just wondering if it is really that important, not trying to sound like a jerk
Hi: Thanks everyone for the info. What we need now is the plate with the striker for the driver side door. All that side has is the outer handle and its escutdheon. We also don't have the inner handle. Thanks for the info. on the inner handles. The passenger side door has everything but the inner handle.
So we need the driver side plate, insides, and inner handle, and the passenger side inner handle.
Do you have a picture? I don't know what you are calling a "plate". I only ask because I want to help if I can.
Thank you for the help. I'll post a picture of that. The inner handles from one of our suppliers will probably be fine. The problem is not whether or not the handles are after market. The main problem now is that I have not seen the plate with the part the latches anywhere yet. I need that door mechanism and plate. The handles are not really a problem.
I see...you're missing basically the whole latch. I thought after I left for work if that was what you needed. I'll look mine over later today and see if won't be possible to make that. Looks like something that won't be impossible, but will take some thought to do it. I gotta do it anyway for my truck (the latch piece at least).
Thanks for the pics
Okay, took my passenger side latch assembly off and cut it apart. No other way to get into it except a cutoff wheel. Spot welds were impossible to find so I wasn't going to start drilling on this one. As you can very well tell, it needed taking apart to replace the spring and get all the rust out.
While it is apart I'll make some patterns and add to my list of things to do. Only real problem I see in reproducing this will be drilling a square hole...anybody got a square drill bit I can borrow?
Seriously John, it is do-able, and if you don't need it immediately I can make you one. I know as scarce as doors are, latches have got to be scarce too. I'll get a pair of springs ordered asap so I've got everything here to get it done.
Wow, Ray, you are fast!!!!
And that is funny: a square hole bit!!! We wish!!
It takes some file work I guess. I did see that the internal parts for the TT door latches are available from Lang's I think. I havent' taken the one I have apart yet to see what the interior looks like. You did that and now I'm curious to see what ours looks like. The one we have (passenger side) works great though!!!
Thanks for thinking about this one for me!